There are some amazing people that historians have forgotten or refuse to acknowledge. While many academics will say Queer, There and Everywhere just glosses over the surface on these twenty-three historical persons, I say bravo! The more people talk about these inspirational people, the better.
I grew up reading Marlo Thomas' Free to Be You and Me and while it dealt with other themes, the similarities between Thomas' and Prater's writing styles are very apparent. Fun, approachable vignettes allowing the reader to learn about these amazing people changing history for the better.
My absolute favorite quote:
"I do not understand the difference between a man and a woman, and believing only in the eternal value of love, I cannot understand these so-called 'normal' people who believe that a man should love only a woman, and a woman love only a man. If this were so, then it disregards completely the spirit, the personality, and the mind, and stresses the importance of the physical body."
The quote above is one of the greatest statements I've ever read. It also sums up this book. Love is love and people are people, no matter what form or identity. A brilliant, educational book that everyone from teens to seniors will enjoy. Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5 stars
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